Discussion of The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

  • November 28, 2012 · 8:00 PM
  • Maura's House

It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.

This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.

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  • Lisa B.

    Awesome! Looking forward to seeing everyone later!!

    November 28, 2012

  • Lisa B.

    I will send out an email with Maura's address once I get home from work today but just left a message for maura let you all know, I know it is sometimes challenging to check email and directions once naps are done, etc. ;).

    November 28, 2012

    • Tracey H

      Maura just sent an email, thanks Lisa!

      November 28, 2012

  • Tracey H

    Oops, sorry Emily!

    November 28, 2012

  • Tracey H

    Oops, sorry Emily!

    November 28, 2012

  • Emily Maver S.

    is this still at Maura's house? didn't get an address.

    November 28, 2012

    • Lisa B.

      Tracey, that is not Maura's address. I am at work but will try and ask maura to send out a private message to everyone. I am still not quite sure how to get to that in my new phone :(

      November 28, 2012

    • Lisa B.

      Tracey, that is not Maura's address. I am at work but will try and ask maura to send out a private message to everyone. I am still not quite sure how to get to that in my new phone :(

      November 28, 2012

  • Meagan

    That would be me .... and I didn't say that it wasn't depressing, only that the good parts out weighed the depressing parts. I absolutely loved it.

    November 8, 2012

  • Emily Maver S.

    I recall someone promising that this book wasn't depressing and yet I was left in tears. That being said- it was awesome and I'm so glad I read it and I can't wait to chat about it.

    November 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks, looking forward to it

    November 6, 2012

  • Maura

    Will change...sorry my internet is down and cannot change via my mobile.

    November 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it still being held the night before thanksgiving?

    November 6, 2012

  • Lisa B.

    We understand that this is the evening before Thanksgiving -- we will talk in October and/or on this message board about possibly changing the date. Email one of us if you have a preference.

    October 3, 2012

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